DENVER (KXRM) — Richard Fierro received an award from the American Red Cross in Denver on Saturday for his heroic actions on the night of the Club Q shooting.

Just before midnight on Nov. 19, 2022, after a gunman opened fire inside LGBTQ+ nightclub Club Q, Army veteran Fierro didn’t hesitate to protect his family and other clubgoers.

For his lifesaving efforts, Fierro received the Lifesaving Military Hero of the Year Award at the American Red Cross Heroes Soirée on Saturday at the Seawell Ballroom in Denver. The award is presented to a member of the armed forces, active or veteran, whose heroic actions demonstrated exceptional courage, according to the Red Cross’ website.

Fierro received his award at the American Red Cross of Colorado and Wyoming Rocky Mountain Heroes Soirèe. The event celebrates incredible heroes like Fierro and benefits the Red Cross.